July 27, 2017 - 41 minutes ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are looking for a suspect after finding a body in the trunk of a car that a woman drove to a hospital after she was attacked.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said investigators also found a body at another home in Charlotte around 4:45 a.m. Thursday…

July 27, 2017


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at…

July 27, 2017

MARION, N.C. (AP) — A man who had been the focus of a six-day manhunt in a national forest in North Carolina was captured early Thursday following a chase.

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies said Phillip Michael Stroupe II, 38, of Weaverville was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 70…

July 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Judges deciding when North Carolina must redraw its state legislative districts will hear Thursday from voting rights activists calling for special elections and Republican lawmakers urging a slower pace.

Democrats are hoping new electoral maps will help erode the GOP’s veto-…

July 27, 2017

Associated Press North Carolina Daybook for Thursday, Jul. 27.

The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.

Please keep the AP in mind when news develops.


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July 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When two wrongfully imprisoned brothers were pardoned after 30 years behind bars, they stood to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Now a federal judge is considering whether too much of their payout is being siphoned away by legal fees and high-interest…

Brothers Pardoned

July 27, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A report on the health of the nation’s drinking water says a North Carolina’s city water contains chemicals that could make consumers sick, a claim the city disputes.

The Charlotte Observer reports the Environmental Working Group released a report Wednesday that says…

July 27, 2017

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student at a preschool where he works.

The Times-News of Burlington reports Philip Anthony Thomas, of Chapel Hill, was arrested Wednesday morning. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a…

July 27, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A county animal shelter in North Carolina has been fined $2,500 for leaving dogs in outdoor kennels without adequate protection from the sun.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Guilford County Animal Services Director Drew Brinkley resigned Wednesday, hours after the…

July 27, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former manager at a North Carolina bank has admitted in federal court to stealing nearly $217,000 from his employer.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 38-year-old Mark Isaac Coffino of Huntersville pleaded guilty to embezzlement on Wednesday in U.S.…

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